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Frequently Asked Ingredient Questions

What is the sodium content of the Nutrisystem weight loss program?

All of the Nutrisystem® programs are designed to align with the USDA’s recommended daily intake of 2,300 mg of sodium or less for the general adult population (Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025). The actual sodium level may vary based on which weight loss program you choose and which grocery food items you add to your diet plan. If you would like to reduce your sodium intake, please contact your health care provider to determine if an adjusted meal plan is required.  You can choose ‘Lower Sodium’ from our ‘Filter By’ menu option when customizing your meal plan.

How much fiber is in the Nutrisystem program?

On average, the Nutrisystem plan provides 25-35 grams of fiber a day.  Although this quantity aligns with the Daily Recommended Intake for fiber, many people do not consume this amount prior to joining the Nutrisystem weight loss program. If your diet prior to joining the Nutrisystem® program was lower in fiber, the increase could be a cause of bloating. Speak to your health care provider if you have any questions or concerns about your fiber intake, gas or bloating.

What if I am sensitive to lactose or am lactose intolerant?

The Nutrisystem weight loss program offers menu items for those who have lactose intolerance or sensitivity. To determine which Nutrisystem foods you can eat, you can click ‘Filter By’ to customize your menu for lactose intolerance and/or other dietary preferences.

Can a vegetarian or vegan be on the Nutrisystem weight loss program?

If you are a vegetarian, you can purchase Nutrisystem and use the Vegetarian filter to customize your menu. However, our programs would not fit the needs of a vegan diet.

Do Nutrisystem foods contain any stimulants or appetite suppressants?

No, Nutrisystem® foods do not contain any form of stimulants or appetite suppressants. Nutrisystem will not use any chemical substances in its foods to alter your appetite or energy levels.

Do Nutrisystem foods contain gelatin?

The Nutrisystem menu does include a few food items that contain gelatin (derived from pork). These foods can be eliminated from your program by customizing your order.

Are Nutrisystem foods GMO-free?

We make every effort to provide high quality food products made from the best ingredients. This does include some ingredients that are genetically modified. Please note that foods containing genetically engineered ingredients are subject to controls and regulations by U.S. federal agencies and must meet the same strict guidelines for food safety as all food products.

Do Nutrisystem foods have trans fats?

Nutrisystem foods have 0g of trans fats pursuant to FDA regulations, and are not made with any hydrogenated oils.

What preservatives are used in Nutrisystem foods?

Preservatives are not required in most of the Nutrisystem® foods due to the type of processing methods used. Any preservatives that are used are FDA approved or meet FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) criteria and can be found in many grocery store foods; these include BHT, potassium sorbate, calcium propionate, and sodium benzoate.

Is the Nutrisystem weight loss program kosher?

None of the Nutrisystem® foods or manufacturing facilities are certified kosher.

Do Nutrisystem foods contain MSG, sugar alcohols or artificial sweeteners?

Nutrisystem® foods do not contain the ingredient Monosodium Glutamate (MSG). However, many of our entrees contain ingredients that have inherent or free glutamate, such as tomatoes, meats, hydrolyzed protein, soy sauce and autolyzed yeast extract. Some Nutrisystem foods do contain sugar alcohols, including maltitol, sorbitol and isomalt, which act as sweeteners. Nutrisystem foods do not contain aspartame, saccharin, or sucralose.

Are Nutrisystem foods gluten-free?

Nutrisystem does not currently offer certified gluten-free foods.  If you require an adjusted meal plan, please talk to your healthcare provider to see if you should be enrolling in the Nutrisystem program.

Do Nutrisystem foods contain peanuts?

Some Nutrisystem® entrees and desserts contain peanuts and may be manufactured in facilities that also process peanuts.  Anyone who has a peanut allergy, whether mild or severe, cannot be on the Nutrisystem® weight loss program.

What is the soy, soya and soy protein content of Nutrisystem foods?

Nutrisystem foods vary in soy protein content and range from 0 to about 10 grams per entree. You can review nutrition and ingredient information for all foods by visiting the “View Menu” tab on the Nutrisystem® website. Ingredients are listed by weight, with the most prevalent ingredients listed first. Your Nutrisystem® menu can be customized to reduce the amount of soy protein consumed daily.  Anyone with a soy allergy is unable to participate in our program.

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